Shakespeare TwentyScore is here to both make it easy to find out about any events in Australasia taking place to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, and to offer support to anyone wishing to set up an event of their own.
Although the anniversary itself is on 23rd April, this site will continue to be updated throughout 2016.
Our downloadable resources for schools, clubs and libraries include material suitable for in-class work as well as ideas and frameworks for events for both children and adults. So please check back often to see what’s new, and go ahead and ask us for anything that would be useful to you.
If you have an event you would like to see listed, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org
We also have a Facebook page.
Follow us on Twitter on @Shakes20Score to see events in Australia and worldwide. You can also follow the hashtags #Shakespeare400 and #Shakespearelives
Anna is a director, dramaturg, writer and educator specialising in Shakespeare. She obtained her PhD from Trinity College Dublin, with research on ‘shrew’ figures in Shakespeare, which was then expanded into her book Shakespeare and the Shrew, published by Palgrave Macmillan. She writes reviews and commentary at Flaming Moth, where you can also find information about her publications, and you can find her on Twitter on @Orlandocreature
John Galea (Writer/Director, Producer) has a bachelor of Design from COFA, University of New South Wales, and has been working in theatre for over ten years as an actor and director, in addition to screenwriting and production design for short film, both at AFTRS and in independent productions. In 2012 his production company The Puzzle Collective produced and directed The Tempest – Steampunked! in association with the Sydney Fringe Festival. It played to sold-out crowds, and was featured in the Sydney Morning Herald and on ABC News 24. John and The Puzzle are currently developing SuperHal!, a compressed version of Shakespeare’s Henriad set as a superhero origin story, which will play in March 2017.